Yemeni Army dismisses Saudi “illusions” of victory in Hudaydah

Yemen’s Army Spokesman Sharaf Luqman rejected the Saudi-led coalition’s claims of victories in Yemen’s Western coasts, describing them as illusions.

“The Yemeni Army and Ansarullah deployed in Yemen’s Western coasts, first could prevent the militias’ infiltration and then surrounded them,” Luqman said in an interview with the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel on Monday.

He added that the Saudi-led coalition has merely advanced in non-residential areas on the Western coasts of Yemen, adding that al-Hudaydah port is safe and there are no clashes in the city.

“The media affiliated to the Saudi-led coalition permanently speak of illusionary victories of militias in Western Yemen and the coalition commanders lie about their advances in al-Hudaydah,” General Luqman said.

He also said that Yemen cannot trust the UN plans to settle the crisis in the country, adding that the bodies which are after a solution should be impartial.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia’s attempts to capture al-Hudaydah airport failed as Ansarullah forces have dug ditches at the entrance of the city to prevent their advance.

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